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posted by n1 on Thursday May 05 2016, @06:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-yet dept.

APNIC reminds us that "there are now a large number of ISPs, data centres, cloud services, and software that now support IPv6" and "enabling IPv6 can be as simple as clicking a button on your WiFi router."

I turned it on, with Comcast I received an IPv6 route but no DNS server. Fortunately, Google Public DNS has unmemorable addresses, which I was able to configure manually.


It works. "There's only one thing left for you to do: Turn it on!"

[ ed: What are the alternatives to Google's Public DNS? ]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @11:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @11:31PM (#342744)

    A shiny new modem recently enabled IPV6 on my network. It immediately broke my email server, since I don't have reverse IPV6 PTR records associated with the new global addresses. The big players flat out reject email from servers without reverse IPV6 pointers.

    Ok, fine, *but* then my ISP (they're craptastic) could not provide the necessary reverse IPV6 PTR when I asked them to do so, despite the fact that they are among the many organizations that require it. Tech support claims that they are "working on the issue", and thoughtfully handed out a ticket to nowhere. I fixed the problem by disabling IPV6 on the affected server. What else is broken? I dunno yet...